Last post on Nov 28, 2013 at 8:23 AM
You are in the Toyota Sequoia
What is this discussion about?
Toyota Sequoia, SUV
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
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#2145 of 2179 Re:FRame ROT [somrtym]
Feb 16, 2012 (10:05 am)
Hi...I also just took my 2001 Sequoia in for an oil change and they advised that is was unsafe to drive. They had a Toyota FTS come out and do a report, I filed a claim with Toyota and with teh NHTSA. However, the Toyota Customer experience representative said they could offer me nothing in return. I purchased the vehicle in Kansas City but the vehicle came from PA. Can you please tell me the steps you took to getting your frame replaced? I'm willing to do most anything as the vehicle only has 97,000 miles on it and is in amazing condition except for as the service manager said it " the frame has cancer".
Thanks for your advice, I appreciate it.
#2146 of 2179 Re:FRame ROT [slcnoble]
Feb 16, 2012 (10:53 am)
Sorry you are having the same problem most of us are having. Toyota will deny any claims unless the Government gets involve which is about time.
File a complaint with the NHTSA at this site: http://www.nhtsa.gov/
Also, file a complaint with your Attorney General.
If you read past posts there is more info there.
#2147 of 2179 Re:FRame ROT [somrtym]
Apr 05, 2012 (3:55 pm)
How did you get it replaced at no cost?
I just took my 2001 in for an Oil Change and rear door handle and the dealer told me about a 4 inch hole in the frame due to rust and that it is unsafe to drive. Contacted Toyota and got the "There are no recalls to address this issue..." My dealer contacted Toyota directly to open a case with them. I have taken my vehicle to the same dealer for service ever since purchasing it used. It now has 255k+ miles and runs great. No major problems until today.
I have filed a complaint with NHTSA already and hope others do as well. Hopefully Toyota will issue a recall at some point. After all, my understanding is that the Tundra is based off the same frame and there is a recall for the Tundra frame issue.
#2148 of 2179 Re:FRame ROT [mikem_68]
Apr 05, 2012 (4:31 pm)
I asked the same question. somrtym either is just pulling our legs or just don't want to help. Maybe Toyota swear her to secrecy. File the complaint to the NHTSA and try to alert as many people you see with Sequoias. Get a lawyer!
#2149 of 2179 2003 Toyota Sequoia Factory Alarm System Going off For No Reason
May 01, 2012 (6:36 pm)
So I've seen a lot of others with this same problem but I too need some advice. When my alarm goes off (for no reason), I've checked and do have a dome light on inside the car, but no door adjar light on the dash. I tried removing the drivers side door switch and thought that fixed it. It didn't go off for 2 days, then went off 4 times in a row. I'm now thinking it's the rear door, because sometimes the dome light doesn't come on when opening the rear door and also get no door adjar light at least with no key turned on. When I turn the key on then I do get the door adjar from the tailgate (hmmm voltage issue)? I was hoping its only a rear tailgate door jamb switch, but I can't find one. How does the rear door adjar work on these without a visible door jamb switch? Where is the thing? Thanks
May 03, 2012 (1:39 pm)
I have a 02 Sequoia Limited with 150k miles. I wanted to know if anyone has attempted to remove the catalytic on the exhaust permanently? I live in a rural area and they don't require emissions so Im not worried about that part. I wanted to know if there was a way to trick the O2 sensors on it since there is one before the cat and one after on each side. I also wanted to do this to improve the MPG on it since I only get 14mpg and can't seem to get any more even when Im on the Freeway. Also I wanted to know if anyone has actually installed a aftermarket intake and what type of difference did you see in it. Thanks
#2152 of 2179 2002 Toyota Sequoia Radio Power Problem
May 13, 2012 (1:35 pm)
I just purchased a used 2002 Toyota Sequoia and the Radio Power is not coming ON when pushed. I checked radio fuse and it is OK. What else might be the problem?
#2154 of 2179 Strange noise after ABS self test
Aug 02, 2012 (4:23 pm)
I've read a bit about my car, so I am familiar with the ABS/TRAC self test noises that happen after initial acceleration.
My Sequoia recently started making another noise after those clicks, it sounds like a puff of air coming from somewhere under the dash on the driver's side. This didn't start happening until after we got it back from the dealer for service on the ABS computer system.
Any ideas what this could be? Something I can simply fix or do I need to call the dealer again?